The Racial Equity Institute (REI)‘s foundational Racial Equity Training workshop provides an analysis of race and racism from a systems perspective. That is, it addresses racism not only from the standpoint of individual bias but also by examining the historical roots of racism as it affects institutions—the church, education, health care, criminal justice, etc.—and what effect that has on the opportunities that white people and people of color have. Although this is a secular training, people of faith from multiple denominations are well-represented. To help defray the cost of the training, the diocese, through the Racial Justice and Reconciliation Committee (RJRC) offers funding to defray the cost of attendance
Current two-day workshop opportunities include (9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day):
- March 14-15 – In person in Durham
- April 8-9 – Virtual via Zoom
- May 6-7 – In person in Durham
To request funding, please contact Lew Myers and Cathy Rimer-Surles, RJRC Co-Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-606-4304.